Iowa schools to extend closures through end of school year

NEWS RELEASE FROM THE IOWA GOVERNOR DES MOINES – Gov. Kim Reynolds and the Iowa Department of Education announced today that all school districts and nonpublic schools will be closed for the remainder of the school year and will continue to offer continuous learning to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. This also includes the cancellation of spring sports activities. “While I would like nothing more than to open up our schools and classrooms in May, we have to prioritize the health and safety of Iowans,” said Gov. Reynolds. “With our students at home, we must rely on continuous learning plans … Continue reading Iowa schools to extend closures through end of school year

STATE TRACK: Local results, schedules

DES MOINES — Charles City’s Kiki Connell finished 12th in the girls 3000-meter run Thursday afternoon at the State Track and Field Championships. Her time was 11:05.03. Her brother, senior Gavin Connell finished 24th in the boys 3,200-meter run with a time of 10:47.34 Junior Abby Marr, Riceville, won the Class 1A girls shot put championship with a put of 40 feet, 8.5 inches Thursday morning in Drake Stadium. She was seeded 10th in Flight 2. Senior Nicole Heeren, North Butler, placed 10th with a put of 36 feet, 2.75 inches. Clarksville long jumper finishes 17th — Senior Spencer Gray, … Continue reading STATE TRACK: Local results, schedules

High school softball postseason begins

District play for Iowa high school softball begins next week. Here are the matchups for area teams: Class 1A, Region 4 Nashua-­Plainfield travels Monday, July 3, for a 5:30 p.m. first-round game against host Dunkerton. The winner will play Clarksville on the Indians’ home field at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 5. The Huskies could face Rockford or Riceville in round three. Rockford will host Riceville in the first round at 7 p.m. Monday, July 3. North Butler starts its play in the second round at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 5, at home. The Bearcats will play the winner of the … Continue reading High school softball postseason begins

Rockford wins boys golf sectional; Nashua-Plainfield, North Butler sending individuals to districts

NASHUA — Juniors Zach Bushbaum and Nick Goodrich led the Rockford boys golf team to a first-place finish Friday at the Class 1A Boys Sectional Golf Meet at the Nashua Town and Country Club. Nashua-Plainfield and North Butler qualified individuals for next week’ district meet. At the sectional meet, Bushbaum defeated Saint Ansgar junior Dylan Low in a one-hole playoff for medalist. They were tied at 84 after 18 holes. Goodrich tied for third place with Saint Ansgar senior Ben Boerjan. They each scored an 85. Rockford and Saint Ansgar’s teams, which finished first and second, respectively, advance to the … Continue reading Rockford wins boys golf sectional; Nashua-Plainfield, North Butler sending individuals to districts

Parents prepare for North Butler After Prom Party

GREENE, Iowa — Parents of junior students at North Butler High School spent Friday night building Saturday night memories. The parents were setting up for the After Prom Party, which will be in the high school. Here is the schedule for prom night on Saturday, April 1 North Butler Prom schedule: — 6-7 p.m — Open House at the Greene Comm. Center — 6:45 p.m — Individual/Couple Pictures begin – NBHS Old Gym Stage — 8 p.m. – Grand March – NBHS Old Gym — 8:30-8:40 p.m — Jr./Sr. Class pictures – NBHS Old Gym — 9-11:30 p.m. — Dance … Continue reading Parents prepare for North Butler After Prom Party

North beats South in 39th All Star dual in Charles City; N-P wrestler collects title in freestyle tournament

CHARLES CITY — The North All-Stars defeated the South All-Stars despite the victories of two Comets. The 39th annual senior North vs. South All Star Wresting Meet was held Saturday, March 25, in the Charles City School District’s competition gym. The Charles City Mat Club and the Iowa National Guard sponsored the tournament. The 2017 Charles City Freestyle Tournament was earlier on Saturday. More than 180 wrestlers from around the state competed. The North Iowa All-Stars defeated the South Iowa All-Stars 47-12, according to TrackWrestling.com. Half of the South All-Stars’ points came from two Charles City wrestlers, Nate Lasher and … Continue reading North beats South in 39th All Star dual in Charles City; N-P wrestler collects title in freestyle tournament